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Thursday, August 09, 2012

By Pawan Rana

New Mercedes Benz R Class launched - beware Audi Q7, BMW X5

The extremely long car New Mercedes Benz R Class R 350 4Matic that measures exactly 4992 mm has been launched in its diesel version. New Mercedes Benz R Class R 350 4Matic price of the diesel model has been kept at Rs 58.9 lakh and this multipurpose Mercedes car has now become more than a buy following its extremely large space inside coupled with the low cost of running with the availability of diesel engine now. A 2987 cc engine will be powering the Mercedes car and it will be available as New Mercedes Benz R Class R 350 4Matic CDI trim. The launch in diesel is expected to increase sales of this car which is also available in petrol model powered by 3498cc, V6 engine which was launched in 2010.

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This crossover car is among those SUVs which are known for their big size and awesome looks. This Mercedes car is said to bring the required number of sales in the country as the country is obsessed with mileage and whatever be the cost of the car or whatever segment is caters to, it should have a decent mileage and low cost of running per kilometer. Now that it is in diesel, the company expects that it will bring in good numbers on the sales chart besides strengthening the presence of the car maker in the segment. The R 350 CDI will be competing with Audi Q7, BMW X5 and Volkswagen Touareg.

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Available in four wheel drive transmission, the R350 CDI will return a mileage of 11.25 kmpl which is quite exceptional for a 3L engine car. The unique proposition of this Mercedes SUV is its large space inside and a ultimately comfortable seating for seven adults. The storage space is 633 litres with the seats on and mammoth 2385 litres with the rear seats folded.

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